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– RENCONTRES : PEOPLE MET ON THE WAY

We thought it would be nice to dedicate a page to people we encountered  “en chemin”, along the road, by chance etc.. Of course there´s all the people that welcomed us, at the wwoof farms or in their garden, but unfortunately we don’t always have a picture of them! So here’s the few we have :

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Matthias and Valeria! We met them in Harmelen, that squatted farm in Holland. Very good musicians so we took a picture of them in front of a music shop!

August 2009, Holland.

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In the camping  of Chemnitz we met Agathe, French girl hiking in Germany.

September 2009, Germany.

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Our guide angel who we met in Bratislava, took us on the right road towards Austria.

September 2009, Slovakia.

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Arthur Reynolds and two hungarian hercules.

September 2009, Hungary.

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A super nice guy who offered us a soup at night and his garden to set up the tent, and nice breakfast in the morning!

October 2009, Hungary.

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Szilvia and her family who welcomed us for 2 nights in their home, as it was going to be minus 0 outside!

October 2009, Misefa, Hungary.

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Igor, Alja, Antoine and Nikola, met in Ljubljana, nice time with them we had.

November 2009, Slovenia.

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Mum and daughter near Ljubljana. We stayed 2 days in a kind of park near their house and were getting water from them. On departure, the mum slid 20 euros in amelie’s pocket… Thank you!

November 2009, Slovenia.

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Joan the sheperd, who welcomed us one cold night in the middle of the Carpathian Mountains in his small farm all dedicated to the 500 sheep!

March 2010, Romania.

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Juan, Noe, Vincent, Paolina and Miki, met in Salasu de Sus, co-couch surfers like us. Nice time sharing songs, games and gnocchis!

March 2010, Romania.

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Elena, who, knowing us from nowhere, offered us to stay with her in her small village house. She cooked us dinner and breakfast. Amazing little funny woman!

March 2010, Romania.

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Gheo and Cosmina, met through warmshowers in Bucarest, bike fanatiks!!! and wonderful hosts.

March 2010, Romania

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Rodica and Len, also met through warmshowers in Bucharest, IT fanatiks!!! working hard but enjoying life with salsa and theater and bike riding!

March 2010, Romania

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Dasha and her boyfirend Andrei, looked after us in Kiev. on our 1st night we drank a bottle of vodka ukrainian style!

April 2010, Ukraine

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Lyuda and Kolya hosted us in Kiev too. Taught us a ukrainian song on the guitar and took us for a big bike ride. Very very nice people.

May 2010, Ukraine

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Alex and Dasha, our super hosts from Chernigov. You can see Marina at the back who hosted us too afterwards.

May 2010, Ukraine

And our super team from Chernigov. They all came to the train station with us and helped us fight the train conductor and put our bikes in! thank you thank you!!!

May 2010, Ukraine

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Alexander hosted us in Ryazan. Had some nice food and nice talk about fasting, not joking!

May 2010, Russia

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We met Anna in Penza, had super time going out and meeting her friends, everybody looked after us and was so chilled. Nice nice.

June 2010, Russia

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At the back in the photo you can see Anastasia ans Anna, two superstars who hosted us in Samara. We also stayed with Lena and her friends Katia and Co, very late night…

June 2010, Russia

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This is Stellan, a swedish guy travelling on bike that we met at the russian/kazakh border, him going to Russia, us going to Kazakhstan! He’s been travelling for 4 years on the bike, and one year in Kazakhstan. Good tips and full equiped bike!

June 2010, Russian/Kazakh border

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ok, these guys saved us when we were stuck in the steppe between Uralsk and Aktobe with no water!! They filled up our bottles and offered us some tea..phew!

June 2010, Kazakhstan

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Our first experience of hitchhiking with bikes, althought we were actually not even hitchhiking! He just stopped in the middle of the steppe and told us to put the bikes in the van, and go!

June 2010, Kazakhstan

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Galim, truck driver picked us up about 150km from Aktobe where we were heading. Super nice. We experience the hard job of truck driving and stopping in cafes lost in the middle of the steppe to rest and have a cup of  black tea.

June 2010, Kazakhstan

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This is Jang, our super korean film director who welcomed us to his house in Almaty. So generous and cooking amazing korean food!!!

June 2010, Kazakhstan

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Nina and Dina, yoga teacher and guitar player/singer. They taught us a kazakh song, and gave us yogic energising ear massage. hmmm!

June 2010, Kazakhstan

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When we were going up the mountain to the big Almaty lake, Dilyara and Ainur picked us up in their car and also managed to stick our bikes in, no problem!

June 2010, Kazakhstan

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Gulnur Hosted us through couch surfing in Almaty. They had some conversations in turkish with Murat!

June 2010, Kazakhstan

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Thomas and Sabine, german couple travelling by truck! They took us from Almaty for about 300km north. Cool cool!

June 2010, Kazakhstan

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Bartserreng, our super mongol driver took us for more than 1000km in his truck transporting wool!

July 2010, Mongolia

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Stephanos Mangriotis, met next to a yurt.

August 2010, Mongolia

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Cathy and Seba, our nice couchsurfing hosts in Ulaan Bataar.

August 2010, Mongolia

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Phil from USA, couchsurfing with us at Cathy and Seba’s.

August 2010, Mongolia

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Two super guys on bicycle! Well, 4 on this photo 😉 They helped us with our registration in China and took us everywhere in Eren Hot, the 1st city after chinese border, on their bicycle.

August 2010, Inner Mongolia, China

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The Beijing crew on the great wall : Karla, her dad, and her two german friends. We also met Nadine, Karla’s flatmate, but she didn’t come to the wall, so we unfortunately don’t have a picture of her…

September 2010, China

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Ho and Karla at Karla’s place. Ho helped us with everything : visas, where to get vaccinations, taught us how to make and drink chinese tea and took us out for lunch, business style! very nice guy!

September 2010, China

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John and Insil on the motorbike! John offered us his couch, or his floor (korean style!)numerous times in his flat in Seoul. He showed us Seoul’s night life and took us on a crazy monday night for diner, hoduk and korean karaoke! we also went camping underneath the metro bridge, made a fire, had baked beans and sung songs of freedom, blues style. yeah!

October 2010, South Korea

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Asli and Salma from Turkey, who stayed at John’s place in Seoul too. Nice healing and spiritual vibes 😉

October 2010, South Korea

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We met up again with our friend Jang in his native country. He invited us to stay in his family in Suncheon in the South of South Korea. So here’s his dad, mum and niece and their big new house. His mum really looked after us and so did Jang. So nice!

October 2010, South Korea

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We met Joongyu KWAK in the subway station in Cheonan as we were about to catch the tube to Seoul city center. He got intrigued by the bikes and started talking to us. Then he offered us some walnut bread, the regional specialty, a whole box of them! And we had a nice chat.

October 2010, South Korea

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We met Stephanos and his bouzouki at the temple where we stayed in Jirisan mountain. He was welcoming people at the gate with four of his mates with big rolling eyes.

October 2010, South Korea


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– a big wirldwide family! )

Comment by Serezjha from Penza )

It’s amazing! You meet so many nice people!!!

Comment by Maria

hi my frends where are you going my friends send me your photo

Comment by gankhavkh

C’est très émouvant de voir tous ces gens avec qui vous avez partagé des moments forts. C’est un joli coup de chaleur humaine…

Comment by fanny

i am 1 of this 2 super guys on bicycle come enter to my facebook
Eeten Altasukh Gankhavkh
And leave your facebook name

Comment by gankhavkh




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